Kylian Mbappe wins award as France's player of the year


Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates with the World Cup trophy following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. 

Kylian Mbappe has been named as France's player of the year.

Mbappe won the award in a ceremony held in Paris, France on Monday.

This is even as he comes to the end of his seven-season stay with Paris Saint-Germain.

In a statement on the Football club's site, Mbappe, is said to have won as Ligue 1 Player of the Season at the UNFP (French players union) trophies gala.

The club took home a total of 15 awards, it said.

"Paris Saint-Germain also pulled off another Player of the Season double, with Kylian Mbappe winning the award on the men's side," the club said.

"Having been named as the Ligue 1 Player of the Season in 2019, 2021, 2022 and 2023, the 25-year-old striker wins the award for a fifth time," it said.

According to the statement by the Club, he becomes the first player to pick up the honour on five separate occasions.

"In a row after a season, he has scored 44 goals in all competitions for PSG," it said.

Speaking after the awards on NDTV, Mbappe said he will leave PSG at the end of the campaign when his contract expires, with Real Madrid expected to be his next destination.

"It is a page that is turning, a chapter of my life that is going to close," Mbappe said.

Mbappe said that Ligue 1 will always have an important place in his life and It is the only league he has known in his career up to date.

"I will miss it for sure. It is a part of my life that is coming to an end. What is coming next is very exciting but that is something else." Mbappe told NDTV.

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